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Rare film featuring Syd Barrett to go on sale next month

Test Centre's Will Shutes will be selling a rare 1969 film featuring Syd Barrett at the ICA's Room&Book Fair next month. Psychedelia is a 22 minute, two-screen silent film directed by Kevin Whitney, which formed part of his degree show in 1970 and was mostly recorded at 31 Old Church Street, London SW3, in a house owned by Antonia Chetwynd.

Following the 1970 showing Psychedelia was not screened again until 2007, at the Portobello Film Festival 2nd London Film Makers Convention.

The ICA's Room&Book Fair takes place 6–8 June.